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Issue: 1698

Dated: 27 May 2000



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This man is a lying racist crook

This man is a lying racist crook so why do these men follow his policies? Join the campaign to defend asylum seekers - see page 3...


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Postal workers

POSTAL WORKERS in Wolverhampton walked out on unofficial strike on Tuesday of last week in response to the harsh realities of management's "Way Forward" agreement...

Shock, baby born!

ANYONE would think that Leo Blair was the only baby born in Britain this year, judging by the fuss in the press. The thousands of babies born every day to working class parents can expect a very diffe...

How West wrecked a continent

"AFRICANS would now prefer to return to colonialism," said a recent BBC report from Sierra Leone. Such claims bolster the idea that Western troops and mercenaries might be able to improve...

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS-Racism in prisons and detention centres

PARVAIZ Akhtar Asim is a political refugee from Pakistan threatened with deportation. Parvaiz was president of the Aapka (socialist) group in the Punjabi district Jhellum...

Rich cheer while poor pay in Blair's Britain

BRITAIN HAS become more unequal than ever under New Labour. A new report from the government's own Office for National Statistics, Social Inequalities, provides a devastating picture...

End of Blair's affair with big business?

SOMETHING very strange is happening to Tony Blair's government. It is undeniably a slavishly pro-business government...

Make 6 June union D-Day

MONDAY 6 June is one of the most important days for trade unionists for years. It is the day the final, and most significant, part of the new employment law comes into force...

New mood for change slaps union leaders in face

"THE MULTINATIONALS are undemocratic and unaccountable. They are more powerful than some countries. We see opposition growing globally," Sian Ruddick from Birmingham told a conference last week...

After he plays the race card

TORY LEADER William Hague's latest crude attempt to recover his party's fortunes has been to bang the "law and order" drum. He told the baying mob at the Police Federation conference in Brighton...

The battle of Hastings

OVER 200 local people protested in Hastings on Saturday to keep the Nazi National Front out of the south coast town. The Nazis failed to turn up...

Politicians' poison is fuel for racism

TORY LEADER William Hague and shadow home secretary Ann Widdecombe are continuing to stir up hatred against asylum seekers. In the House of Commons on Monday, Widdecombe again urged the government to throw out more asylum seekers.

Seafarers

SHIPS OFFICERS in the giant P&O company, working in ports around Britain including the busy ferry terminal at Dover, are to ballot for action over pay...

Capitalism-how it works

ANTI-capitalist protests seem to be talked about all the time these days. I was down at Trafalgar Square recently for the May Day demonstration and heard a hot dog seller...

Long hours, low pay-we've had enough

FEELINGS ARE running high amongst workers in higher education over pay. That anger was shown when delegates at the recent UNISON higher education conference supported our branch's motion...

Rich crooks keep hold of the loot

CROOKED, LYING former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken has done quite well out of declaring himself bankrupt...

Things they say

SOMETHING very strange is happening to Tony Blair's government. It is undeniably a slavishly pro-business government...

Anti-deportation

PARVAIZ Akhtar Asim is a political refugee from Pakistan threatened with deportation. Parvaiz was president of the Aapka (socialist) group in the Punjabi district Jhellum...

Shaming Tesco over 'asylo' rip off

A FIGHTBACK is starting across Britain at Tory leader William Hague's attacks on asylum seekers...

800m leaps

THE GOVERNMENT'S claims about the safety of genetically modified crops were demolished last week...

New-style branches

THE Socialist Workers Party is in the process of a major reorganisation of its local branches...

Schools

TEACHERS IN Sheffield have taken an important step forward in a battle against redundancies resulting from a "Fresh Start" at Herries School...

Stop deadly incinerators

LEAKED documents reveal the danger of highly toxic dioxins produced from burning waste at incinerator plants...


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How West wrecked a continent

Suggestions on the BBC in a report from Sierra Leone that Africans would prefer a return to colonialism are used to justify Western military intervention. But such intervention has long created the problems it claims to solve


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